Parliament of Albania adopts amendments to the Electoral Code

24 July 2020 Tirana

The Parliament of Albania adopted amendments to the Electoral Code after a long period of consultation with political parties and civil society organisations and with the support of international partners. Through the joint Horizontal Facility II Action against economic crime in Albania, the...

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Call for offers: Case management System for Department for The Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in Montenegro

2 July 2020 Podgorica

Within the framework of the Action against economic crime in Montenegro, implemented under the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of Europe is looking for a Service Provider to develop a Case management...

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Working Group meeting to discuss the drafting of a new Anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism Strategy in North Macedonia

4 June 2020 Skopje

In the first phase of the “Action against economic crime in North Macedonia”, the European Union and the Council of Europe had been supporting institutions in strengthening legislative and policy framework on anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism. In 2019, the action...

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European Union and Council of Europe help Montenegro better collect and control financial data during election campaigns

29 June 2020 Podgorica

No country is fully immune to misuse of party funds and abuse of state resources for electoral purposes. Montenegrin Agency for Prevention of Corruption should further improve its methodology to effectively prevent, control and address these problems which undermine transparency, freedom and...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Agency for Prevention of Corruption equipped to control electoral campaigns

26 June 2020 Podgorica

Two methodologies for more effective control of Agency for Prevention of Corruption in electoral campaigns have been developed by the joint European Union and Council of Europe Action against economic crime in Montenegro. The workshop for representatives of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption...

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Compliance of whistleblower legislation with international standards in North Macedonia

4 May 2020 Videoconference

The draft Technical Paper on the compliance of the whistleblower legislation with applicable international standards, was presented and discussed through a video conference, with key representatives from the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption, Ministry of Justice and Council of...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services – “Regional action against economic crime in the Western Balkans and Turkey”

6 May 2020 Western Balkans and Turkey

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Economic Crime and Co-operation Division (ECCD) is currently implementing “Regional action against economic crime” covering Albania, Bosnia and...

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Improving the Audit and Integrity of Public Officials in Albania

21 April 2020 Tirana

On 21 April 2020, The European Union and Council of Europe’s Horizontal Facility II “Action against Economic Crime in Albania” using a video-conferencing facility undertook a needs assessment on “Improving the Audit and Integrity of Public Officials in Albania” . Council of Europe secretariat and...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services – “Action against economic crime in Montenegro”

28 April 2020 Podgorica

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Economic Crime and Co-operation Division (ECCD) of the Council of Europe is currently implementing the “Action against economic crime in...

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Council of Europe and European Union support Albania’s Fight against Corruption and Economic Crime

12 November 2019 Tirana

Albania actively contributes to the mission of Council of Europe monitoring bodies, including the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL), in fighting economic crime,...

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Enhanced Anti Money laundering and Countering the Financing Of Terrorism  Measures in Albania

16-17 December Tirana

Two workshops dedicated to the effective implementation of Risk Based approach measures for the Non-financial Sector took place in Tirana on 16 and 17 December 2019. The workshops counted with the presence of accountants, lawyers, notaries, the General Directorate for the Prevention of Money...

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Effective implementation of international restrictive measures in Albania

19 December 2019 Tirana

A workshop dedicated to the effective implementation of international restrictive measures, took place in Tirana on 19 December 2019. More than 30 representatives from Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Albanian Export Control Authority, Bank of Albania, General Directorate for the...

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Regional launching of the Horizontal Facility II held in Skopje

9 October 2019 Skopje

The EU and the Council of Europe will continue to support reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The continuation of the joint ‘Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey’ programme was announced at a regional conference...

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Conference on “Electoral reform in Albania”

7 February 2018 Tirana

The Action against Economic Crime in Albania held a conference on “Electoral reform: enhancing the legal and institutional framework on regulating political party and election campaign funding”. The conference was attended by the two co-chairs and members of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Electoral...

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Staff of the Albanian Central Election Commission, financial experts and auditors trained on using audit report template

27 february 2018 Tirana

Following the development of audit reports templates for the election campaign financial reports, financial expert monitoring reports and political party annual reports in early 2018, the "Action against Economic Crime in Albania" organised a training for the staff of the Central Election...

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Refugees inclusion in education: Serbian high officials visit the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

27 february 2018 Athens

On 21-22 February, seven high officials from Serbia participated in a peer exchange visit to the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs in Athens. The visitors came from the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, the Institute for Improvement of...

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Four pilot schools introduced to work with individual education plans for children with special needs

27 february 2018 Pristina

Pilot schools from the municipality of Mitrovica participated in a training specifically designed to guide school teams into developing individual action plans for children with special needs. The workshops were organised over two days, bringing together the school teams from two schools each,...

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Students and academic staff in Serbia discuss plagiarism and academic integrity

14 march 2018 Belgrade

Public forums and debates with students and university staff were organised in cooperation with the state universities of Niš and Belgrade on 7-8 March 2018. More than 80 participants joined Professor Dennis Farrington, who provoked stimulating discussions on the various aspects of academic...

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Montenegrin study visit to Geneva to learn about the challenges of integrity in higher education

4 April 2018 Geneva

A study visit on academic integrity issues to higher education institutions of the Geneva Canton took place on 12-15 March 2018. It was organised in collaboration with UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning. The Montenegrin delegation was composed by nine representatives of the...

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Update on the development of the Law on Academic Integrity in Montenegro

9 April 2018 Podgorica

The working group tasked with development of the Law on Academic Integrity has had four meetings this year,12 January, 22 February, 20 March and 22 March and the first draft of the law has already been produced. On 22 March, its members had a meeting with two Council of Europe consultants from...

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